Arsenal on Tuesday gave special recognition to 22-year-old Carilton David Maina who was allegedly killed by a police officer in Kibra.

Maina, who was an ardent Arsenal fan was featured in the match day programme against Cardiff City at Emirates Stadium. 

Eulogising  Maina, the programme read in part,  “We were very sad to hear of the recent death of Arsenal Kenya member, Carilton David Maina, aged just 22.”

Born in Africa’s biggest slum Kibera, Maina excelled academically, winning a scholarship to study Engineering in Leeds University which enabled him to visit his beloved Emirates Stadium to watch his  heroes.

Maina was also a talented football player, Gor Mahia FC goalkeeper and a TEDx presenter.  He met his untimely death last year on December 22 while going home after watching a football match with his friends.

Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinett has directed the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) to hasten investigations into the fatal shooting.